BIFA is a special interest group within BAPEN. Though interested in both acute and chronic intestinal failure its principal focus is on specialised IF services. It consists therefore of healthcare professionals involved or interested in home parenteral nutrition (HPN) and the management of Type 2 intestinal failure. Its focus is pan-UK, adult and paediatric, and multiprofessional. Membership of BIFA is open to those who are individual members of BAPEN or affiliate members through a Core Group of BAPEN.

Terms of Reference


Members of the Committee

  • Jeremy Nightingale (Chair / Physician)
  • Alison Young (Secretary / NNNG / Nurse)
  • Phil Stevens (Scotland / Surgeon)
  • Gerard Rafferty (N Ireland / Physician)
  • Rhys Hewett (Wales / Physician)
  • Trevor Smith (BAPEN President / Physician)
  • Simon Gabe (ex-President / Physician)
  • Michael Glynn (Physician)
  • Simon Lal (Physician)
  • Jeremy Woodward (Physician)
  • Gordon Carlson (Surgeon)
  • Theodoric Wong (BSPGHAN / Paediatrician)
  • Kirstine Farrer (PENG / Dietitian)
  • Alison Culkin (PENG / Dietitian)
  • Ruth Newton (BPNG / Pharmacist)
  • Mia Small (HPN network chairman/ BANS / Nurse)
  • Carolyn Wheatley (Chair of PINNT / Patient)

BIFA Guidelines & Recommendations

BIFA Position Statements


BIFA Articles

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